As the Mathematics Learning Communities Coordinator, Brandon is responsible for supervising and training math tutors working in the Penn State Learning labs. He also collaborates with peer tutor coordinators to facilitate orientations and workshops throughout the semester that foster tutor growth in best practices and to design and deliver exam review sessions. Brandon reports to the Scholar-in-Residence for Mathematics on the uses of services provided by Penn State Learning and how those services are helping students achieve greater success in their math courses.
Brandon earned his B.S. Ed. in Secondary Mathematics Education from Clarion University in 2004. He went on to earn his M.S. in Mathematics Learning and Teaching from Drexel University in 2014 and was awarded the Department of Education Graduate Student Excellence Award.
Brandon began his career in education teaching middle and high school mathematics at Bald Eagle Area School District. In 2010, he relocated to the Philadelphia area and taught middle and high school mathematics at Mariana Bracetti Academy Charter School. He returned to Happy Valley in 2016 and continued his career in education at Penns Valley Area High School.
Penn State Learning brings opportunities for Brandon’s academic interests in creating a culture focused on student-centered learning, problem-based learning, and developing autonomy and self-advocacy in learning mathematics.
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